Road Reports on Driving Conditions in the North
General road conditions are noted in the introduction to each highway in The MILEPOST®. Specific areas of concern are also called out in the logs. Current seasonal road conditions provided by government agencies may be obtained at The MILEPOST. Or contact the following:
Alaska road conditions. The Alaska DOT has a telephone- and web-based travel information system: 511 Travel in the Know.
The 511 system provides current driving conditions, current and future road construction, closures, incidents and urgent reports, weather cameras, winter driving tips, route summary reports and mountain pass locations. Phone 511, or visit their website. (The National Weather Service also provides weather information.)
Statewide updates for Very Difficult and/or Hazardous driving condition will be tweeted to the Twitter handle @alaska511. Travelers can follow either the statewide handle @alaska511 or the following area Twitter accounts preceded by ak511_ (for example ak511_Anchorage): Anchorage, Fairbanks, Southeast, Peninsula, Mat-Su, Tok, Tazlina, Valdez, Dalton, Denali.
Yukon road conditions: For year-round daily recorded updates, phone (867) 456-7623. Yukon Highways & Public Works Dept.’s Road Report. Reports are up-to-the-minute and include road construction. Also visit the Visitor Centres for reports and conditions.
British Columbia road conditions: General automated road information is available 24 hours-a-day toll-free 1-800-550-4997 (cell *4997); or dial 511 in BC for road reports.
Northwest Territories road conditions: Phone toll-free 1-800-661-0750 or click on Highway & Ferries, then click on Highway & Ferry Conditions.
Alberta road conditions: Alberta Transportation provides the official road report. In Alberta dial 511 or outside of Alberta 1-855-391-9743. Or go to or go to the website and click on the map for road and weather conditions
Remember to buckle up and have a safe journey!